HD Radio + SiriusXM Ready
Pandora App Control for
HD Radio + SiriusXM Ready
HD Radio: With the built-in HD Radio tuner, you can receive
digital AM/FM broadcasts from local stations where available. HD Radio lets you
listen to the radio with the same fidelity as your digital music. HD Radio
features high quality audio, FM multi-casting, and data services. With HD Radio,
your FM stations offer near CD-quality sound, AM stations provide FM-like sound,
and there is crystal-clear reception with no audio distortion. Best of all, HD
Radio is 100% subscription free. HD Radio is the system for digital AM and FM
broadcasting in the U.S. More than 2,000 radio stations are broadcasting
their primary signals in digital HD Radio technology, as a free service. Go
to HDRadio.com to
check for HD Radio stations in your area. The unit's tuner also supports analog AM/FM
Station Text: AM/FM digital stations can offer text and data
such as artist names and song titles. The built-in HD Radio tuner displays song
title, artist and station information on the display of the Alpine CDE-HD138BT.
Multicasting: Multicasting is the ability to broadcast
multiple program streams over a single AM/FM frequency. this increases the
amount and diversity of content choices. A maximum of eight multicast station
channels (HD1-HD8) can be selected on this unit.
iTunes Tagging: It is possible to save the song's
information (tag) from and HD Radio broadcasting station to your USB-direct
connected iPod/iPhone. The songs will show up in a playlist called "Tagged" in
iTunes the next time you sync your iPod/iPhone. Then you can directly buy the
songs you want from the iTunes Music Store. You can "tag" up to 50 songs.
Note: Your iPod/iPhone must have at least 50MB of free
space to "tag" and transfer songs. iTunes 7.4 or later is required to
purchase "tagged" songs.
Preset Tuning: The built-in tuner provides 12 FM and 6 AM
preset stations. Stations can be preset manually or automatically.
Note: Sub-program services of multicast stations are not
included in the automatic memory search.
Search Functions: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT offers various
search functions to help you find the analog or digital AM/FM stations you are
- Seek Modes: You can search for only digital AM/FM stations
(Digital mode), or both analog & digital AM/FM stations (Hybrid mode).
- Local/Distance Tuning: Local seek tuning lets you tune
in only those radio stations with sufficiently strong signals for good
reception. Distance seek tuning allows both strong and weak stations to be
- Frequency Search: You can search for a radio station by its
frequency, using the head unit's rotary encoder.
Listening Modes: The head unit provides four reception
methods in order to receive Digital & Analog AM/FM signals according to your own
preference and signal strength.
- Hybrid: Receives both digital and analog stations. If
the digital signal is weak, this mode will switch to receive the analog
radio signal automatically.
- Digital: Receives only digital radio signals, even when
the digital signal is weak.
- Digital MC: Receives the digital radio signal while
listening to a sub-program service of a multicast station.
- Analog: Only receives the analog radio signal, even
when the digital signal is strong.
Live Mode: While receiving a live AM/FM broadcast, you can
select an optimized receiving method according to your own preference and the
- Analog: While receiving a live broadcast, this unit
will only receive the analog radio signal even when the digital signal can
- Digital: While receiving a live broadcast, this unit
will keep receiving the digital radio signal even when the digital signal is
- Listen: While receiving a live broadcast, this unit
will use one of the Listening Modes (Hybrid, Digital, Digital MC, or
FM Tone Quality: You can set your preferred tonal quality,
when listening to FM analog radio stations. You can choose between HiFi
(high-quality sound), Normal (standard setting), or Stable (noise control).
SiriusXM Ready: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT comes ready for SiriusXM
programming with access to XM and Sirius Satellite Radio stations. Thanks to its
proprietary SiriusXM Connect port, you can add the optional
SXV200V1 SiriusXM Connect tuner and receive more than 150 channels of
exclusive programming directly from SiriusXM, via the "SiriusXM
All Access" package (subscription required). Visit
for a complete list of subscription options and channel guide. Additional features
of the SXV200 SiriusXM Connect tuner include:
- Text Display: Text information, such as the channel
name, artist name, feature and song/program title is displayed on the
- Search Function: You can search for SiriusXM
programming content by Category or by Channel.
- SiriusXM Presets: Feature 3 Satellite Radio preset
bands. You can store 6 SiriusXM stations to each preset band (a total of
- Jump Recall: You can save your absolute favorite radio
station and access it with the press of a single button for easy recall.
- Instant Replay: Supports the SiriusXM Instant Replay
function, so you can pause, rewind, and replay up to 30 minutes of live
content. Listen to your favorite programming over again.
- Game Alert: GameAlert will display an on-screen message
if your favorite teams' games are being broadcast. Jump to that station with
the push of a button so you can listen to the game play by play. You can
also get the latest score updates while you are listening to other stations.
- Song/Artist Alert: With Song/Artist Alert you can get
notified when your favorite songs or artists are being broadcast on any
SiriusXM station. With the push of a button, you can jump right to that
broadcast and catch the songs you want to listen to.
- iTunes Tagging: The iTunes Tagging feature lets you Tag
songs (up to 50) you hear on SiriusXM and stores the info on your iPod/iPhone. The next
time you connect your iPod/iPhone to iTunes, you will be able to preview
your selections and then purchase and download them directly from iTunes.
- Parental Lock: This function restricts the listening of channels
for children of certain age levels and is protected by a 4-digit
Note: SiriusXM Satellite Radio operates on XM Network.
If you already have a Sirius Satellite Radio subscription, this radio can
not be added as a discounted second unit. If you have an existing XM
Satellite Radio subscription, you can add this unit as a discounted second
Bluetooth Technology (powered by Parrot): The Alpine
CDE-HD138BT features built-in Bluetooth technology (v3.0), powered by Parrot. Parrot is
the global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, for expanded
compatibility for many Bluetooth wireless technology enabled cell phones. The
head unit's built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls
wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your
smartphone to the head unit.
Bluetooth Profiles: In order to use Bluetooth wireless
technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to
interpret certain profiles. This unit is compatible with the following Bluetooth
- Hands-Free Communication: HFP (Hands Free Profile), HSP
(Head Set Profile), OPP (Object Push Profile), PBAB (Phone Book Access
- Audio Streaming: A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution
Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile).
Pairing: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT can be paired to up to five
Bluetooth enabled mobile devices (only one device can be used at a time). Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology,
some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or
may not support all features when used with the Alpine CDE-HD138BT. Parrot
software updates provide support for future phones.
External Microphone with Noise Cancellation: The included
external microphone (with visor-clip) allows you to speak to the other party on
the telephone call hands-free, while the other party's voice is played through
your car stereo speakers. The external microphone is tuned and engineered to
reduce noise interference and feedback. This allows optimal placement in your
car, for the best possible sound quality. You can adjust the microphone's volume
level; and even mute the microphone, so your voice will
not be heard by the caller. The external microphone measures 0.5625" (diameter)
x 1.625" (deep); and features an attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle
male 3.5mm connector.
Receiving Calls: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT provides a couple ways
to answer your phone calls without picking up your mobile phone. Incoming calls
are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle's speakers (music will
be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit's display.
- Manual Answer: Manually answer an incoming call by
pressing the "Phone" button on your Alpine head unit.
- Automatic Answer: Set the Alpine head unit to answer
the incoming call automatically; when a call is received, it is answered
automatically after approximately 5 seconds.
- Call Waiting: If a second call is received during a current call,
you can have the first caller wait momentarily while you take the second
call. When you are finished with one call, you can switch to the other.
Placing Calls: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT provides a variety of
functions for placing a phone call without using your mobile phone. The Alpine
CDE-HD138BT features full phone book access, call history, voice tag dialing, and
redial with compatible phones.
- Voice Dialing: If you have a voice-dial capable phone,
you can dial a phone contact by simply speaking the name of your contact.
- Phonebook (with ABC search): Up to 1,000 entries (5
telephone numbers for each name) can be downloaded from your compatible
mobile phone. You can select the first 3 call letters (ABC) to search for a
desired name in your phonebook.
- Preset Dialing: You can assign phone numbers that you dial
frequently to presets (1-6) for quick recall. You can assign up to six
frequently called phone numbers. A total of 18 phone numbers can be stored
in the preset memory (6 numbers for each mobile phone paired).
- Call History: The 80 previously dialed, received, or
missed numbers can be retrieved and dialed from memory.
Call Switch: This function allows you to initiate the transfer of
audio between your mobile phone and your car's speakers.
Text Message Alert: The CDE-HD138BT can give you a notification on the
display with a blinking mail icon indicator for 30 seconds while receiving a
text message on your Bluetooth-enabled phone. The mail icon indicator will
remain on if there is an unread message on a connected mobile phone. You must
still read or create a text message from your mobile smartphone.
Audio Streaming: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT can stream music from you
Bluetooth A2DP/AVRCP mobile device. Not only can it control &
stream your music through Bluetooth, it can process your music using its
built-in DSP Sound Expansion to ensure you get the best sound. Basic playback
functions include - Play, Pause, & Skip (Previous/Next). The head unit will
also display your stored music's song information; such as Artist name &
Song/Album title. The CDE-HD138BT also supports audio streaming of music apps on
your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, but without control or metadata. You will
continue to use your Bluetooth enabled smartphone to view and control streaming
music apps. When an incoming call or outgoing call is in
progress from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone, audio streaming will be
paused so you can take your call. Once the call is finished, your streaming
music will resume.
Bluetooth Firmware Update v01.27.00 is required for Bluetooth control
and song information display from an Apple iOS 6.0+ device.
Bluetooth Sound Quality Adjustments: You can customize the sound of
your Bluetooth hands-free experience to fit your own preferences. You can adjust the
CDE-HD138BT's mic gain, phone output, & ring tone volume. If that's not enough,
there are 5 sound quality settings to choose from to get the balance just right
for you. This flexibility will make your phone calls a pleasurable experience.
- Volume Adjustments: You can emphasize or weaken the volume level
of phone call, the ring tone, and the microphone input to fit your own
preference. The Phone Talk Level, Ring Tone, & Mic Gain are all adjustable
between -5 to + 5 dB.
- Sound Types: This unit provides 5 methods to improve the sound
quality of your calls. You can choose the type according to your own
preference - Type 1 (standard mode), Type 2 (enhances noise reduction), Type
3 (enhances echo-cancellation), Type 4 (enhances both noise reduction & echo
cancellation), & Type 5 (weakens both noise reduction & echo-cancellation).
Speaker Output: You can select which car speaker outputs the
audio from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone/device.
- All: The audio will be output from all of the speakers
in the car
- F-L: The sound is only output from the front left
- F-R: The sound is only output from the front right
- F-LR: The sound is output from the front left and front
Pandora App Control
Pandora Internet Radio for your Android or BlackBerry:
Pandora is the leading Internet Radio music service in the United States, giving
people music they love anytime, anywhere, through personalized radio stations.
The Alpine CDE-HD138BT CD receiver lets you playback and control the Pandora
Internet Radio music service that is being streamed to your Android or
BlackBerry smartphone. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone will need an active
Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, EDGE, or WiFi. In
addition, you will need an active Pandora
music service account.
Pandora via Bluetooth: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT lets you
playback and control Pandora Internet Radio streamed from your Android or
BlackBerry smartphone, via Bluetooth (no hard-wired connection required). To
access Pandora from the Alpine head unit, your Bluetooth-enabled Android or
BlackBerry smartphone must have the latest version of the Pandora App from the
Android Market or the
BlackBerry App World. Your Android or BlackBerry smartphone must
support A2DP, AVRCP, and SPP Bluetooth profiles. Pandora control via
USB-connection is not available for Android or BlackBerry.
Note: Access to the Pandora service will depend on the
availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for purposes of allowing your
iPhone or smartphone to connect to the Internet. Pandora is not supported in
Canada and only available in the United States.
Pandora Control: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT will provide control
over the Pandora music service streamed to your Bluetooth-enabled Android or
- Station List: You can select Pandora stations from your
Station List by date or alphabetically (A-Z).
- New Station: Based on a currently playing track or
artist, you can create a new station and save it to your Pandora account.
- QuickMix: QuickMix allows you to listen to songs played
on one or more Pandora stations in your Station List randomly. You will need
to edit your QuickMix station selections on the phone before connection.
- Skip Songs: You can skip song tracks within a station.
You cannot skip back to a previous song. Pandora limits the number of skips
- Thumbs Up/Down: You can give songs a thumbs up or
thumbs down to help Pandora personalize stations to suit your preferences.
- Bookmarking: The song or artist currently being played
can be bookmarked & stored in your Pandora account.
Information Display: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT will display
Artist, Album, & Song information provided by the Pandora app on your Android or
Front-Panel USB Port: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT features a
front-panel USB (type-A) port, so you may connect a USB mass storage class
memory device to this head unit. Your connected USB memory device may contain
MP3 (8-320 kbps), WMA (32-192 kbps), or AAC (16-320 kbps) music files formatted
in FAT 12/16/32. This unit will recognized up to 100 folders and 100 files per
folder. ID3 tags (v1, v2) and WMA tags are supported; track title, artist name,
and album name ID3/WMA tag data can be displayed. The head unit will play back
files on a USB memory devices with the same controls and modes as playback of
CDs containing MP3, WMA, and AAC audio files. USB portable audio players that can be
charged via USB will be charged when plugged into the CD receiver's USB port
and the vehicle's ignition switch is set to ACC or On.
Note: You can only play back non-copy protected
iPod/iPhone Direct Connection: You can connect your iPod or
iPhone to the head unit's front-panel USB port using the Alpine KCU-445i
iPod/iPhone cable (500KCU445i,
sold separately) or the iPod dock-connector cable which came with your
iPod/iPhone to get access to all of your iPod/iPhone's stored music, right from
the head unit. If you have an iPod nano (7th gen), iPod touch (5th gen), or
iPhone 5; use the Lighting-to-USB cable that came with your Apple device to
connect to the head unit. The Alpine CDE-HD138BT offers audio playback, music navigation,
information display, & charging of select iPod/iPhone models.
iPod/iPhone Audio Playback (with DAC bypass): The Alpine
CDE-HD138BT supports audio playback of music, podcast, and audiobook files stored on
your iPod or iPhone; as well as music apps streamed to your iPod/iPhone. The USB
connection allows your iPod/iPhone's large music
libraries to be loaded instantly to the Alpine head unit and sound quality to be
maximized through the head unit's 1-bit D/A converter (bypassing iPod/iPhone
DAC), allowing for a Signal to Noise ratio up to 105dB.
iPod/iPhone Control: Once your iPod/iPhone is connected, you
get convenient control of your iPod/iPhone's music library from the head unit.
You can also choose to control your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or touchscreen.
- Head Unit: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT lets you navigate
your iPod/iPhone's music library by Playlist, Artist, Album, Song, Genre, Composer, Podcast,
or Audiobook. You can then search
each category alphabetically (A-Z). For
especially big music libraries, the Percentage Search function uses the
head unit's preset buttons for quick jumps to specific parts of the a Category (Preset 1: 0%
to 16%, Preset 2: 17% to 32%, Preset 3: 33% to 49%, Preset 4: 50% to 66%,
Preset 5: 67% to 82%, Preset 6: 83% to 100% of the song library). The head unit
also offers three Shuffle playback functions (All/Album/Category) and Repeat
playback function (song).
- iPod Passenger Control: In iPod Passenger Control mode,
you can navigate the stored music on your iPod/iPhone from its clickwheel or
touchscreen. You can also listen to your favorite music apps (such as Pandora,
Slacker) from your iPhone (iOS 3.0+) through the Alpine head unit
and your vehicle's speakers, while controlling basic play back functions
(such as Play/Pause & Previous/Next). You will continue to use your iPhone's
touchscreen to navigate advance functions of your musicapps. Not all apps
will be compatible.
Note: Access to your iPhone's downloaded applications
will depend on the availability of a cellular and/or WiFi network for
purposes of allowing your iPhone to connect to the Internet.
iPod/iPhone Display: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT will display
your iPod/iPhone's stored music file information in Head Unit or iPod Passenger
Control mode. The head unit will display Track number, Elapsed playing time,
Artist name, Song title, & Album label. The unit will not display music app
iPod Charging: The head unit's USB connection provides 1A
of current to power and charge your connected iPod/iPhone when your vehicle's
ignition switch is set to the 'ACC' or 'On' position. This unit does not charge
the iPad. If your iPod/iPhone has no initial battery charge,
then the unit will not recognize it.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility Chart: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT is "Made
for iPod/iPhone" compatible and supports the following iPod/iPhone model
features (as of 9/27/2012):
| Apple Device || Generation || Tested Version || Media Type || Control Type || Display Type || iTunes Tagging || Charge |
| Audio || Video || Head Unit || iPod/iPhone || Artist/Song Text || Track Info |
| iPhone || 2G || 3.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3G || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3GS || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4S || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| touch || 1st || 2.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 2nd || 4.2.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 3rd || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| nano || 1st || 1.3.1 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 2nd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || N || Y |
| 3rd || 1.1.3 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 4th || 1.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 5th || 1.0.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 6th || 1.1 PC || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 7th || 1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| classic || 80GB || 1.1.2 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 120GB || 2.0.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| 160GB || 2.0.4 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y |
| video || 5th || 1.3 || Y || N || Y || N || Y || Y || N || Y |
| iPad || 1 || 5.1.1 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 2 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
| 3 || 6.0 || Y || N || Y || Y || Y || Y || Y || N |
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the head unit and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to wait until a newer software update is
Auxiliary Input: The unit is equipped with front-panel
minijack (3.5mm) auxiliary input. You can input audio from an auxiliary source
unit; such as a portable MP3 player. You can turn the Auxiliary Input on or off.
In addition, you can change the name on the display to
match the type of device connected to the front-panel input; Auxiliary, TV, DVD,
Portable, or Game.
Disc Compatibility: The unit features a single disc player
that will playback CD-Audio, CD-Text, and finalized CD-R/CD-RW audio discs.
MP3/WMA/AAC Playback: This unit can play CD-R, and CD-RW
discs containing MP3, WMA, and AAC files recorded using the ISO 9660 Level 1 or
Level 2 formats. MP3 files with bit rates from 8 kbps to 320 kbps, WMA files
with bit rates from 48 kbps to 192 kbps, and AAC files with bit rates from 16
kbps to 320 kbps are supported. Up to a maximum of 255 folders and 510
files/folders can be read from one disc. ID3 tags v1 and v2, and WMA tags are
supported; track title, artist name, and album name ID3 tag data can be
Text/File/Folder Quick Search: When you are playing a disc
with CD Text or ID3/WMA/AAC tags, you can easily search for a track, file, or folder by
its title. Once you have activated the search mode, you can use the rotary
encoder to quickly scan through the titles to locate the desired track. For
discs without CD Text or ID3/WMA/AAC tags, searches are made using the track numbers
associated with each song.
Playback Modes: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT offers Repeat and Random
- Repeat: Repeat Play (repeats playback of current
track/file), Folder Repeat (repeats only files in current folder).
- Random: Random Play (all tracks/files on disc are
played in random order), Folder Random (only files in current folder are
played back in random order).
Off Insert/Eject: A CD disc can be inserted or ejected with
the power off. When a disc is inserted with the power off, the unit will
automatically power up and begin playback.
Auto Reload: When a CD is ejected and left sticking out of
the CD slot for 20 seconds, the unit automatically reloads the CD to protect if
Angle Mounting: For proper CD playback, Alpine recommends
mounting the CDE-HD138BT no more that 35° above horizontal.
CEA-2006 Compliant: The specifications given by Alpine for
the built-in amplifier comply with the CEA-2006 mobile amplifier power testing
and measurement standards from the CEA (Consumer Electronics Association). All
manufacturers who comply with the standard can display the CEA-2006 logo on
- CEA-2006 Power Rating: 18 watts x 4 channels (at 4
ohms, 20-20kHz, 1% THD)
- Max Power Output: 50 watts x 4 channels
6ch/4V Preouts: The CDE-HD138BT has three sets of 4-Volt
RCA pre-outs (Front/Rear/Sub) for connection of external amplifiers. The unit's front and rear
preamp output can be faded (front/rear), while the subwoofer preamp output is
Note: When an external amplifier is connected sound
quality can be improved by stopping the power supply of the built-in
Subwoofer Control: When the non-fading subwoofer preamp
output is activated, you can adjust the subwoofer's volume, low-pass filter, &
- Volume: There are two volume (system) modes for the
unit's subwoofer output.
- System 1: Subwoofer level changes according to the
main volume setting.
- System 2: Subwoofer level change is different from
the main volume setting (0-15); even at low volume settings, the
subwoofer is still audible.
- Low Pass Filter: The unit's subwoofer output low-pass
filter can be set to 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz, 160Hz, or Off (through).
- Subwoofer Phase: The subwoofer output phase can be set to Normal
(0°) or Reverse (180°).
High Pass Filter: The Alpine head unit is equipped with a
high-pass filter for its speaker-level output and front-channel preamp output
(when activated). You can set the unit's high-pass filter to 60Hz, 80Hz, 120Hz,
160Hz, or Off (through).
Equalizer: The CDE-HD138BT makes all of your music sound great with
its extensive tuning capabilities. Choose from a 5-band parametric or 7-band
graphic equalizer, to get the best from your car audio sound system. You can
modify the EQ settings to create a response curve more appealing to your
- 5-Band Parametric EQ: The 5-band parametric EQ function gives you
more flexibility in covering problem areas in the vehicle's response curve.
- Center Frequencies: You can select from the following center
frequencies for each band; Band 1 (63Hz/80Hz/100Hz/200Hz), Band 2
(160Hz/250Hz/400Hz/630Hz/1.0kHz), Band 3
(630Hz/1.0Hz/1.6kHz/2.5kHz/4.0kHz), Band 4
(1.6kHz/2.5kHz/4kHz/6.3kHz/10.0kHz), Band 5
- Bandwidth (Width Q): You can change the boosted bandwidth
between Wide 1, Medium 2/3, or Narrow 4. A wider setting will boost a
wide range of frequencies above and below the center frequency; while a
narrower setting will boost only frequencies near the center frequency.
- Level: Each center frequency can be set to a desired level,
between -6 to +6 dB.
- 7-Band Graphic EQ: The 7-band graphic EQ is simpler to set up and
- Bands 1-7: Band 1 (80Hz), Band 2 (250Hz), Band 3 (500Hz),
Band 4 (1.0kHz), Band 5 (4.0kHz), Band 6 (8.0kHz), Band 7 (16.0kHz).
- Level: Each band (1-7) can be set to a desired level, between
-6 to +6 dB.
Note: You can store a combined 6 EQ presets for the 5-band and
Media Xpander Pro: Alpine's exclusive Media Xpander Pro is engineered
to bring out the musical details lost in compressed media, and it is adjustable
per source to get the most out of your digital audio media. The Media Expander
Pro makes vocals or instruments sound distinct regardless of the music source.
The FM radio, CD, USB memory, and iPhone/iPod will be able to reproduce the
music more clearly even in vehicles with a lot of road noise.
Source Volume Level: The output level (+/-5dB) of each source can be
individually adjusted. For example, if the Tuner level sounds lower than CD, its
output can be adjusted without affecting the other sources.
Interrupt Feature: When a device having the interrupt
feature (such as a cellular telephone) is connected to the receiver, the audio
signal will be automatically muted whenever the interrupt signal is received
from the device. The supplied wiring harness contains a pink/black Interrupt
lead that needs to be connected to the device's interrupt signal connection.
Detachable Face: The unit features a single front loading CD
face that detaches from the chassis to deter theft. The CD player comes supplied
with a hard plastic face case to protect the detachable face when you have it
off the chassis. A face-fixing screw is supplied for making the face
non-detachable, if desired. An optional soft face case (142DFC1X,
sold separately) can also be purchased for this unit.
1-Line LCD Display: This unit is equipped with a 1-Line
white-backlit LCD, so you can easily view AM/FM stations, CD-Text, & ID-3 tag
Text Display: Text information, such as the disc name and
the track name, will be displayed if playing a CD text compatible disc. It is
also possible to display the folder name, the file name,& the tag
information, while playing a MP3/WMA/AAC disc or USB memory device.
Text Scroll: This unit can scroll the disc & track names
recorded on CD-Text disc, as well as the text information of MP3 files, folder
names, and tags. There are two Text Scroll settings.
- Auto: The CD text information, the information of
folder and file names, and the tags are scrolled automatically.
- Manual: The display is scrolled when a disc is loaded
or when a track is changed.
Auto Dimmer: This unit is equipped with an illumination
lead; when the unit's dimmer mode is set to Auto and the illumination lead is
connected to your vehicle's headlight circuit, the display and button
illumination will dim to a fixed, preset level whenever the headlights are
turned on. If preferred, you may choose the Manual dimmer mode setting, so the
display and button illumination is dim at all times.
Demo Mode: This unit has a demonstration feature for its
display which can be turned On or Off in the menu.
Steering Wheel Remote Compatibility: The unit also features
an OEM steering wheel remote control input on the rear of the unit that lets you
keep your vehicle's factory radio steering wheel remote controls when used with
the optional PAC SWI-RC Steering Wheel Control Interface Adapter (541SWIRC,
sold separately); or the optional Metra ASWC Steering Wheel Control Interface
Note: Please consult Crutchfield's
Outfit My Car to see if your vehicle is compatible.
Optional Wireless Remote: The Alpine CDE-HD138BT is wireless remote
control ready. Simply add on the Alpine RUE-4202 IR remote (500RUE4202,
sold separately) to make it even easier to control the head unit's functions.